Banh Mi Burritos

Do you ever have those gastronomical descision-making crises where every single ethnic food category seems like exactly what you’re craving?  Do I want Thai or Middle Eastern or Vietnamese or Mexican?  And then do you ever want said cravings to be available almost instantaneously?  And then … do you realize you’re on a boat somewhere…

Crab Cake Sliders

With old friends in town, the plan was a late summer day sail on the Chesapeake serving Crab Cake Sliders for 7. But the day turned out being this… …so we bagged the sail but kept the sliders. Cozed up in a cabin with beer and sliders on a rainy day is not such a…

Langostino Rolls

It’s after July 4th…full on summer…and I’m craving Lobster Rolls. Tender sweet morsels of Maine lobster, dripping in butter on a toasted Hoagie roll. That was my dream. So I set off to the seafood market where upon I faced…sticker shock! Did I really want to spend upwards of $70 to feed 6 people sandwiches?…

Prosciutto & Fig Sandwiches

Is a sandwich really worthy of a food blog post? Sailors can put any imaginary edibles between two slices of bread, right?. But when the sandwich includes a “salad” of arugula, Pecorino cheese and truffle oil; all topped onto a pile of Italian meats with fig jam and…you know where I’m going with this…post-worthy. Serve…

Serrano Ham-Wrapped Tuna Muffulettas

This lunch aboard 50-foot trimaran Firefly in late October en route to San Diego from Newport Beach was an outrageously good riff on a Susan Spicer recipe, itself a twist on the traditional Italian sandwich created in New Orleans.  When you are cruising down the California coast toward the start of the Baja Ha-Ha rally,…

Philly Cheesesteak Sliders

Guys, you can skip to the next paragraph. Skipper informs me we’re having some Brits on board for a day sail. It could be one, two or more Brits, maybe a local and her daughter, perhaps a British wife and one or two kids. Maybe Sunday, Maybe Monday. And a couple might raft up with us…

Bacon and Blue Cheese Stuffed Burgers

Ahoy hungry scallywags!  If ye all have been following Galley Pirates since its start years ago, you might recognize a few posts recently, as we return to some of our greatest hits, prepared under different circumstances.  In this case, these over-the-top delicious burgers were prepared from the Upward Wing galley, in mass one Fourth of…

Soft Shelled Crab Sandwiches

I had been working myself up for this weekend since December. I found out my long lost second cousin Mark was coming to Annapolis with his lovely lady, Melanie….to visit ME! I was so excited…I hadn’t seen Mark in 40 years! Yup! (Don’t do the math please.) They were coming from north of Sacramento and,…

Hot Mushroom & Swiss Sandwiches

When you can’t afford truffles…and you really wouldn’t know where to find them even if you could…you can still get that distinctive truffle flavor with a little galley magic: truffle oil and truffle salt. Check out this ultra rich, meat-free sandwich that even those who shy away from mushrooms will devour. At least most of…

Catfish Po’ Boy With Tartar Sauce-Slaw

Happy National Catfish Day to our Galley Pirates crew!  Didn’t know there was a National Catfish Day?  Why, yes there is!  Every June 25th.  I invoked this venerable holiday to compel my co-pirate — she of the Minnesota walleye upbringing and Newfoundland salted codfish matrimony — into overcoming her irrational aversion and trying catfish for…